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Sunday, 1 November 2009

$16 Million for Family After Water Drinking Contest Death

The family of a woman from California who died in 2007 after taking part in a water drinking contest organized by her local radio station has been awarded $16 million in damages.
Jennifer Strange, a 28-year-old mother of three from Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County, California was attempting to win a Nintendo Wii video game system for her children in a promotional contest on the radio station KDND-FM (107.9) "The End" that was called "Hold Your Wee for Wii".
Mrs Strange was to eventually die at home of acute water intoxication after drinking what KCRA reports to have been over a dozen bottles of water in the space of just three hours.

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